Well, I’m back in the US and much sadder for it – I already miss Uganda and the forest immensely! On my last day in the forest, the chimps started pant-hooting as soon as I got up to leave for the last time. It was an incredible goodbye.
I simply cannot believe that it’s almost August, and therefore almost time to head back to the US! I only have two weeks left in the forest, which just seems impossible. From here on out, things are going to be SO busy – in fact, they already are!
HELLO! Everything in Uganda is lovely, as always. We’ve recently had some really great days in especially lovely parts of the forest, full of tall buttressed trees with sprawling roots, located next to a part of the river that meanders and babbles through a clearing. The chimps are still tricky to track, but that’s to be expected of a population that’s only semi-habituated. Luckily, the time we do get to spend with them (maybe 2 hours out of a 9 hour day) make the rest of the time completely worth it!